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Nominations open today for the 2015 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards – recognising the thousands of unsung heroes who support New Zealand's health and disability services. “From lending a hand to supporting people at their time of...

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Minister for Disability Issues Nicky Wagner says the extension of the CapTel relay service increases choice for hearing impaired or deaf people to make phone calls and live an ordinary life. “Speaking with friends and family across the country on...

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Hearing impaired people can now access captioned telephone services for an additional two hours a day, Communications Minister Amy Adams announced today. The CapTel NZ service enables people to listen to the other speaker and read word-for-word captions...

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Education Minister Hekia Parata says schools in Northland, Waikato, Hawkes Bay and Canterbury are the first to gain approval to use a new allowance to recruit principals who can help them tackle significant challenges. The Principal Recruitment Allowance...

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  As Foster care awareness week kicks off, Labour is calling for a review of Home for Life – National's policy for the permanent care of foster children “Children's Day (tomorrow) and Foster Care Awareness week offer the...

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Trade Minister Tim Groser departs for China tonight to undertake a range of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) related meetings including discussions with his trade counterpart, Minister Gao Hucheng. “Meeting with Minister Gao will be an opportunity to...

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Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have welcomed the announcement of an arrangement that will see Australia and New Zealand share data to assist New Zealand to recoup unpaid student loans...

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  The National Party has announced Mark Osborne as its candidate for the Northland by-election. Mr Osborne was selected at a large meeting of party members in Kerikeri today, pledging to work to maintain a strong voice for Northland in John Key's...

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New Zealand has been taken covertly into another war without due thought of the severe long term consequences , says New Zealand First. The Prime Minister must  come clean and lay out all the reasons to Parliament, says New Zealand First Leader Rt...

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The cost to the taxpayer of the inquiry into former Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee deliberately breaching security at Christchurch Airport is  $43,550, according to New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “The Minister barged through...

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